The two people who fell in love with the representative of the engagement have overcome all the difficulties encountered during the love period and have made a commitment to the future together. Although under current laws and regulations, engagement does not have legal effect, but according to traditional Taiwanese etiquette, engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage.
Due to the busy work of modern people, the wedding custom has become quite exquisite and grand. The most important thing is to understand the two key points of the engagement: the etiquette of the engagement ceremony and the number and preparation of the engagement ceremony. The two most important ceremonies for the engagement ceremony are serving tea and wearing rings.
The bride-to-be must be accompanied by the more blessed female elders in the family, and sweet tea to the groom and male relatives. The sweet tea paper in the tea cup must be half full, and the bride-to-be must also hold the tray and tea cup firmly. When the man is drinking tea, the bride-to-be can first quit and change the dress, waiting for everyone to finish drinking, and then the bride-to-be will be accompanied by their elders to take back the tea cups one by one. The groom and the relatives of the man need to put the prepared red packets and empty tea cups on the tea tray at the same time, which is called pressing the tea cup.
When wearing rings, the more blessed female elders in the family would lead the bride to sit on a chair. The front of the bride-to-be must face the door. The matchmaker took out the small round stool and asked the bride to put her feet on it. After sitting down, the matchmaker takes out the ring. The groom puts the ring on the bride’s right middle finger, and the bride also puts on the ring for the groom. When the two parties exchange wedding rings, they should not smoothly put each other on the end, so as not to be determined by the other party after marriage, so the middle finger must be bent deliberately. The expectant mother-in-law can also take out the meeting gifts (gold ornaments and jewellery) to be given to the bride at this time for the future daughter-in-law to wear.